Psychological tests on assylum seekers are now illegal throughout the EU

The EU’s top court has ruled that asylum seekers must not be subjected to psychological tests to determine whether they are homosexual. The European Court of Justice ruling is binding in all 28 EU states.

In December 2014 the ECJ ruled that sexuality tests violated asylum seekers’ human rights.

In the new ruling, the court said “certain forms of expert reports may prove useful” in such cases. Such reports interfered with a person’s privacy. Authorities must also determine the reliability of a claimant’s statements.

EU countries now have no legal right to impose psychological tests to determine an asylum seeker’s sexuality.